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OPEN 2017 Conference

During March 23-25, 2017 I participated in Open 2017 (VentureWell conference) with a group of other professor of the UPRM Pathways to Innovation group. We were also joined by Blue Horizon a start-up from UPRM that participated of the Open … Continue reading

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UPRM Alumni and PanaWest Creator, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, educates NVDE Students on Crowdfunding

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, UPRM Alumni and Founder of PanaWest, spoke to NVDE students about his crowdfunding experience on March 1st, 2017. Juan Carlos is a crowdfunding veteran. He has done two crowdfunding campaigns, first in KickStarter, then in AntRocket.
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How important is the Design event in Formula SAE?

In this post I’m going to discuss the importance of the design event in Formula SAE competitions.  It will start with a brief explanation of the design event, and tips on how to do well on the event. Using the results … Continue reading

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NVDE at Expo Ideas 2016

As part of the many different innovation initiatives the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus, this past April 28th the students in the NVDE program were part of this semester’s Expo Ideas event. Expo Ideas is an event held every … Continue reading

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Product Development Economics

Product development economics is the topic of the course this week. As a means of breaking the ice Prof. José E. Lugo quickly challenges the students by asking them to think about market availability and product cost. In doing so, … Continue reading

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Summit on Global Sustainability in Engineering Education

 
So what is sustainability? The simple definition that I like is: sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. Sustainability has three main pillars: social, economic, and environmental. This last one is the more commonly addressed by society … Continue reading

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Pathways to Innovation Faculty Participates in VentureWell: OPEN 2016 Conference

During this past March 4th and 5th, professors José E. Lugo, Mari Zapata, Ubaldo Córdova and Lourdes Medina were at VentureWell’s Open 2016 Conference. The conference gathers professors and university students from all disciplines to allow them to share their … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office seminar at NVDE

As class number 7 rolls in, the students are presented with a new workshop to further increase their Innovative skills. Said workshop is specifically about protecting innovative ideas. Lead by Josiah Hernandez, Director of the Office of Intellectual Property and … Continue reading

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Has it been done? Searching for Prior Art (FED Guest post by: Luis Figarella)

Has it been done? Searching for Prior Art
To obtain a patent in the US, you need to overcome three rejection areas:
101         Not Patentable. After Alice vs. CLS, you’re bound to get one if your inventions ‘smells’ like software.
102         Prior Art. … Continue reading

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Recent grants awarded to NVDE

As a means of sponsoring the efforts of the students involved in TNVDE, these entities have extended their support.
Through the P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and it’s Higher Education Grant NVDE students are now being supported with a … Continue reading

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